Tools for Communicating Science

September 17, 2018

Science communication sessions have been added to the program of the 2018 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, which will be held on October 26–27, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, California.

These sessions will prepare you for communicating the value of your research to colleagues, supervisors, potential collaborators, grant reviewers, investors, publications, policymakers, and the public (not to mention family and friends).

Registration for the meeting is open. 

October 26

(Times are subject to change)

1:30–1:50 p.m.
Increasing Data Literacy and Building Science Communication Skills – The Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education (BLUE) Data Initiative
Lisa D. White, University of California, Berkeley; Anna Monfils, Central Michigan University

Frank Summers1:30–2:30 p.m.
From Supercomputers to the IMAX Screen: Cinematic Scientific Visualizations
Frank Summers (pictured), Space Telescope Science Institute and Keynote Speaker in the Meeting's Big Data in Physics and Astronomy Symposium

1:50–2:10 p.m.
Challenges of Sharing Data in Long-Distance Collaborations
Allen Thomas, University of Nebraska at Kearney

2:15–3:30 p.m.
Seeking Science for Policymaking
A roundtable with California legislative staff organized by the California Council on Science and Technology

Time TBA
Science Café
War stories from the science policy front, presented by the California Council on Science and Technology Fellows

7:00–9:00 p.m.
Science Communication Workshop Part I
Darcy J. Gentleman, DJG Communications LLC

October 27

1:30–3:00 p.m.
Connecting with your Audience, a Workshop
Ben Young Landis, Writer and Creator Specializing in Science, Environment, and Society

3:15–4:30 p.m.
Science Communication Workshop Part II
Darcy J. Gentleman, DJG Communications LLC

9:30–10:30 p.m.
Comedy Show
Brian Malow, Science Comedian

Registration Includes:

Big Data and the Future of Research Symposia
Student Research Conference
Professional Development Sessions
Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research Sessions
Keynotes by Sigma Xi’s 2018 Award Winners
Sigma Xi Banquet

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